Dr Elizabeth Baynham

Senior Lecturer

School of Humanities and Social Science (Classics)

Career Summary

Biography

Elizabeth Baynham is a lecturer in Classics at the University of Newcastle, having received her doctorate from the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Her primary research interests are in the areas of Greek history, Greek and Roman historiography and Greek and Roman art; in particular, the reign of Alexander the Great and his Successors. Her articles have appeared in Classical Quarterly (Oxford) and European and North American journals and in several edited collections of thematic studies.

Research Expertise
My work is primarily focussed on Greek history from the 4th century B.C., in particular the reign of Alexander the Great and his Successors and the relevant ancient historiography.

Teaching Expertise
Ancient Greek and Roman history; particularly Greek history of the 5th and 4th centuries B.C.; Greek and Roman social history; Greek, Etruscan and Roman art and architecture.

Administrative Expertise
Discipline co-ordinator (2007); School equity officer (2003-2005); Honours convenor (2005); course co-ordinator for AHIS 1010, AHIS3140; AHIS3540; AHIS3530; AHIS3550 


Qualifications

  • PhD, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Newcastle
  • Diploma in Education, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Cultural studies
  • Greek studies
  • Historical studies

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
219999 History and Archaeology not elsewhere classified 50
210399 Historical Studies not elsewhere classified 35
229999 Philosophy and Religious Studies not elsewhere classified 15

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2007 -  Referee - Classical Bulletin Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc
United States
1/01/2007 -  Referee - Antichthon Australian Society for Classical Studies
Australia
1/01/2007 -  Referee - AHB Ancient History Bulletin
Canada
1/01/2007 -  Referee - Acta Classica Classical Association
South Africa
1/01/1989 -  Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia

Awards

Recognition

Year Award
1995 Supervisor of the Year
Newcastle University Postgraduate Students' Association (NUPSA)

Invitations

Participant

Year Title / Rationale
2007 Journal of Hellenic Studies
Organisation: Macmillan and Co, London Description: Invitation to review monographs for The Journal of Hellenic Studies ISBN 0075-4269
2007 Classical review
Organisation: Published for the Classical Association by Oxford University Press Description: Invitation to review monographs for the Classical Review. ISBN 0009-840X
2007 The Cambridge Companion to Roman Historians
Organisation: Cambridge University press Description: Barbarians II: Quintus Curtius and other Roman historians' reception of Alexander in A. Feldherr (ed) The Cambridge Companion to Roman Historians. Due 2007
2007 Alexander the Great: A new History
Organisation: Blackwells, London Description: Invitation to contribute chapter: Power, Passions and Patrons: Alexander, Charles Le Brun and Oliver Stone in W. Heckel And L. Tritle (eds), Alexander the Great: A New History. Due September, 2007. ISBN 1-4051-3082-2
2007 Numismatics Exhibition
Organisation: Macquarie University Description: Invitation from Dr Ken Sheedy, the Director of the Australian Centre for Ancient Numismatics at Macquarie University, to Professor Brian Bosworth (my co-editor for 'Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction') and myself to contribute an essay to a catalogue which is being published for a numismatics exhibition at Macquarie University.
2003 John Marincola
Organisation: Blackwell Publishers Description: This work has now been published by Blackwells in hardback format. ISBN: 9781405102162 The letter of invitation is included below: Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2003 22:02:59 -0400 From: John Marincola <john.marincola@nyu.edu> Subject: Invitation X-Sender: jmm10@pop.nyu.edu To: Elizabeth Baynham <clejb@cc.newcastle.edu.au> Dear Professor Baynham: I have been commissioned by Blackwell Publishers to produce for them a Companion to Greek &Roman Historiography, and I am writing to invite you to contribute to this volume. The Companion, which will be a large volume (250,000 words, ca. 600 pages), is expected to appear in late 2005, and will be published in both hardcover and paperback. My aim in the volume is to bring together the very best scholars who have worked on Greek and Roman historiography over the past thirty years. I have chosen contributors because I admire their work and I think that they have something fresh to say; I believe, moreover, that they can write in a way that is accessible to classical scholars, to scholars in other disciplines (especially non-ancient history), and to the interested general reader. I would like the volume to be a first port of call for those interested in the historiography of the classical world. To that end I have designed the volume to convey a variety of approaches to classical historiography: there will be survey articles, essays on various larger themes in the writing of Greek and Roman historiography, new interpretative readings of individual works or parts of individual works, and treatments of those genres that bordered on and influenced history. Given your own expertise, and your wonderful recent book on Curtius, I am very much hoping that you would be willing to contribute an interpretative reading on Curtius. These readings will be about 3,000 in length, and they present the writer's take on a historical work or on a section of a work (e.g., Books 21-30 of Livy on the Hannibalic War) or on some salient aspect of a work. One may go in whatever direction one likes, and the goal is to say something interesting and thought-provoking. Perhaps something like (and I submit this purely exempli gratia) Curtius on the Good King. But it would really be your choice. I am hoping that contributors will be able to produce their chapters by 1 January 2005. Contributors will receive US$75, along with one copy of the hardcover volume and two of the paperback. I do very much hope that you will be able to contribute to the volume. Please let me know whether or not you are interested. With all good wishes, Yours sincerely, John Marincola
2002 Research proposal for the Council for Humanities
Organisation: Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research NWO Description: Invited as a recognised expert to evaluate a research proposal for the Council for the Humanities of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO)
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
1998 Baynham EJ, Alexander the Great : the unique history of Quintus Curtius, University of Michigan Press, 237 (1998) [A1]
1998 Baynham EJ, Alexander the Great: The Unique History of Quintus Curtius, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (1998) [A1]

Chapter (13 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Baynham EJ, 'Alexander's Argyraspids: Tough Old Fighters or Antigonid Myth?', After Alexander: The Time of the Diadochoi (323-281 B.C.), Oxbow Books, Oxford 110-120 (2013) [B1]
2012 Baynham EJ, Tarrant HA, 'Fourth-century politics and the date of the Alcibiades I', Alcibiades and the Socratic Lover-Educator, Bristol Classical Press, London 215-222 (2012) [B1]
Co-authors Harold Tarrant
2012 Baynham EJ, ''The abominable quibble': Alexander's massacre of Indian mercenaries at Massaga', Theatres of Violence: Massacre, Mass Killing and Atrocity throughout History, Berghahn Books, New York 27-37 (2012) [B1]
2010 Baynham EJ, 'Appendix A: Arrian's sources and reliability', The Landmark Arrian. The Campaigns of Alexander, Pantheon Books, New York 325-332 (2010) [B1]
2009 Baynham EJ, 'Barbarians I: Quintus Curtius' and other Roman historians' reception of Alexander', The Cambridge Companion to Roman Historians, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 288-300 (2009) [B1]
DOI 10.1017/CCOL9780521854535.019
2009 Baynham EJ, 'Power, passion and patrons: Alexander, Charles Le Brun, and Oliver Stone', Alexander the Great: A New History, Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken 294-310 (2009) [B1]
2009 Baynham EJ, 'Introduction', Alexander & His Successors: Essays from the Antipodes: A Companion to Crossroads of History: The Age of Alexander; Alexander's Empire: Formulation to Decay, Regina Books, Claremont, California xi-xxii (2009) [B1]
2007 Baynham EJ, 'Continuity and ambition: The posthumous Philip II gold staters from Colophon/Magnesia', Alexander and the Hellenistic Kingdoms: Coins, Image and the Creation of Identity : The Westmoreland Collection, The Australian Centre for Ancient Numismatic Studies, Sydney, N.S.W. 23-28 (2007) [B2]
2007 Baynham EJ, 'Quintus Curtius Rufus on the ''Good King': The Dioxippus Episode in Book 9.7.16-26', A Companion to Greek and Roman Historiography Volume II, Blackwell Publishing, Malden 427-433 (2007) [B1]
2003 Baynham EJ, 'The Ancient Evidence For Alexander the Great', Brill's Companion to Alexander the Great, Brill, Leiden 3-29 (2003) [B2]
2000 Baynham EJ, 'A Baleful Birth in Babylon: The Significance of the Prodigy in the Liber de Morte--An Investigation of Genre', Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction, Oxford University Press, Oxford U.K. 242-262 (2000) [B1]
2000 Baynham EJ, 'A Baleful Birth in Babylon: The Significance of the Prodigy in the Liber de Morte--An Investigation of Genre', , Oxford University Press, Oxford, 242-262 (2000) [B1]
1998 Baynham EJ, 'The Treatment of Olympias in the Liber de Morte Alexandri Magni - A Rhodian Retirement', Alexander der Grosse, Eine Welteroberung Und Ihr Hintergrund, ed. W. Will, Habelt, Bonn 103-115 (1998) [B1]
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Journal article (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2001 Baynham EJ, 'Alexander and the Amazons', Classical Quarterly, 51 115-126 (2001) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 10

Conference (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2009 Baynham EJ, 'Why the devil wears Prada: The politics of display in military kit in Classical Greece', Many Faces of War Conference 2009, Calgary, Canada (2009) [E3]
1998 Baynham EJ, 'Why Didn't Alexander Marry a Nice Macedonian Girl Before Leaving Home? Observations on Factional Politics at Alexander's Court in 336-334 BC', Ancient History in a Modern University, Vol.I, Macquarie University, NSW 1993 (1998) [E1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 18
Total funding $116,678

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20131 grants / $3,167

2013 International Visitor - Wheatley$3,167

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Elizabeth Baynham, Doctor Patrick Wheatley
Scheme DVCR International Visitor Support
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1301136
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20093 grants / $41,065

ERF Teaching Relief - Agllias & Baynham$36,065

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor John Germov, Doctor Kylie Agllias, Doctor Elizabeth Baynham
Scheme Equity Research Fellowship
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189832
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

The Historiography of Alexander the Great: the Metz Epitome$4,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Elizabeth Baynham
Scheme Equity Research Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189366
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

The many faces of war, Calgary Canada, 2-4 October 2009$1,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Doctor Elizabeth Baynham
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0190579
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20081 grants / $20,000

The prototype of the Western University: Academy 360-260 B.C.$20,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Conjoint Professor Harold Tarrant, Associate Professor Eugenio Benitez, Doctor Elizabeth Baynham
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188402
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20071 grants / $20,000

The Prototype of the Western University: Academy 360-260 B.C.$20,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Conjoint Professor Harold Tarrant, Doctor Elizabeth Baynham
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187177
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20041 grants / $4,500

'Tough old Buggers': An examination of age as a factor in ancient military forces$4,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Elizabeth Baynham
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183381
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20011 grants / $2,102

The Macedonians in Athens, 323-229 BC, Greece 24-26 May 2001$2,102

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Elizabeth Baynham
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0180762
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19991 grants / $290

Alexander the Great - a Fortnight, Christchurch, NZ.$290

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Elizabeth Baynham
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0180442
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19983 grants / $9,752

The Historiography of Alexander the Great: the Metz Epitome.$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Elizabeth Baynham, Professor J Yardley
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0177329
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Professor A B Bosworth, Dept of Classics and Ancient History, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, 15/8/98 - 30/11/98.$2,948

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Elizabeth Baynham
Scheme Visitor Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0178303
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities: Classical, Canada 29-31 May 1998$1,804

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Elizabeth Baynham
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0179733
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19971 grants / $2,000

The Historiography of Alexander theGreat: The Metz Epitome.$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Elizabeth Baynham, Professor J Yardley
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1997
GNo G0176682
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19963 grants / $9,378

The Historiography of Alexander the Great: the Metz Epitome.$5,500

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Elizabeth Baynham, Professor J Yardley
Scheme Small Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1996
Funding Finish 1996
GNo G0175726
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

Vistor Grant - Professor J C Yardley 4/3/97 - 11/7/97$3,600

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Elizabeth Baynham
Scheme Visitor Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1996
Funding Finish 1996
GNo G0177034
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Internationales Kolloquin uber Alexander den Grossen, Bonn, Germany, 9-23 December 1996$278

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Elizabeth Baynham
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1996
Funding Finish 1996
GNo G0176625
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19931 grants / $424

'The 1993 Triennial New Zealand Classics Conference' - Department of Classics, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ - 19 - 21 May 1993$424

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Elizabeth Baynham
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1993
Funding Finish 1993
GNo G0174340
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19921 grants / $4,000

The Iconography Of Alexander The Great: Its Impact On The Literary Sources$4,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Elizabeth Baynham
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1992
Funding Finish 1992
GNo G0174102
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 The Tyranny of the Dionysii and the External Influence of Power Over Syracuse in the 4th and 5th Centuries BC
Studies In Human Society, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2013 The Decline of Delphi
Studies In Human Society, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2012 Philostratus Illustrated: The Reception of the Imagines in Renaissance Art and Culture
Studies In Human Society, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2003 Women in Justin: Investigation into the presentation of female characters in Justin's Epitome of Pompeius Trogus' Philippic Histories
Studies In Human Society, Faculty of Education and Arts
Sole Supervisor
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Dr Elizabeth Baynham

Position

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area

Classics

Contact Details

Email elizabeth.baynham@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 5232
Fax (02) 4921 6933

Office

Room MCLG19
Building McMullin Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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